Kevin McArdle has been the State House Correspondent since 2002. He's covered the resignation of former Governor Jim McGreevey, the Governor Dick Codey Administration, the Jon Corzine/Doug Forrester 2005 gubernatorial campaign, the State government shutdown of 2006, the near fatal car crash of former Governor Jon Corzine, the 2009 Jon Corzine/Chris Christie gubernatorial campaign and the Christie Administration to date including acting as pool reporter for Governor Christie has he toured the state (via helicopter and motorcade) in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. McArdle has won multiple Associated Press awards for spot reporting and received the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2008 for coverage of then-Governor Jon Corzine's 800% toll increase proposal.
Support for North Jersey casinos on the rise, poll shows
A new poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind asked Garden State residents how they felt about placing a question on the ballot asking voters if the state constitution should be amended to allow casinos to operate in North Jersey. The results were somewhat favorable.
Christie, lawmakers strike a deal on North Jersey casinos
New Jersey lawmakers Monday announced a compromise that could allow voters to decide on whether or not to build two casinos in the northern part of the Garden State.
Legalizing pot in Atlantic City? One NJ lawmaker says yes
One New Jersey lawmaker thinks legalizing marijuana in Atlantic City could help spur an economic upswing at a time when the city continues to struggle by job and revenue loses from the closures of four casinos in 2014.
Do people believe there’s a war on Christmas?
36 percent of Democrats said politicians were trying to take ‘Christ’ out of Christmas, but 64 percent of Republicans felt that way.
A push to increase the age for purchasing tobacco, e-cigs
The minimum age to buy or sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in New Jersey is 19. Several lawmakers from both political parties said that was not old enough and they’re leading the charge to increase the age. There are critics and opponents, but the movement took another step forward Thursday.
N.J. lawmakers push for ‘Right to Try’ unapproved drugs
A group of lawmakers is hoping to give terminally ill people in New Jersey access to drugs that are in the clinical trial stage, but have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Currently, there are 24 states that have enacted a "Right to Try" law.
What went wrong for Chris Christie in Iowa?
Just 1 percent of likely Iowa GOP primary voters who participated in a July 20 Monmouth University poll said Gov. Chris Christie was their first choice for president. Only 2 percent named him as their second choice. The poll's director said it seemed as though Christie has given up on Iowa.
Casino Debate Continues in New Jersey
While efforts to save Atlantic City continue on many fronts, a bitter battle continues on whether to allow casinos in other parts of the state.
Gov. Christie on the presidency and his peacemaker potential
In October, Gov. Chris Christie said he was tired of being asked if he is going to run for president in 2016, but until he makes a formal announcement, he will continue to be asked as he was Thursday night on Townsquare Media's "Ask the Governor" program.
Cory Booker retains U.S. Senate seat
Cory Booker won his first full term as a U.S. Senator in Tuesday's election. The Democrat crushed his Republican challenger Jeff Bell. In a one-on-one interview with Townsquare Media, Booker said he is ready to get to work for the people of New Jersey and he outlined a very ambitious agenda.
Poll says 1 in 5 Sandy victims still suffer serious distress
Nearly two years after first making landfall, Superstorm Sandy victims continue to suffer from psychological stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Monmouth University Poll released Monday.
NJ Residents Give Opinions on Drugged Driving [AUDIO]
The vast majority of New Jersey residents think drunken driving is a very serious problem, but far fewer feel the same way about driving under the influence of prescription drugs.